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York Ghost Walk - Quick Facts


What: Walking tour

Where: York, UK.

Availability: Daily.

Time: 8pm

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York Ghost Walk

York is considered one of the most haunted cities in the world – are you brave enough to come face to face with its unsettled spirits?  

Explore the ORIGINAL Ghost Walk of York! Go through the old passageways (snickleways) of York, surrounded by spooky, old medieval buildings and uncover captivating stories of History, Mystery, Folklore and Legend.

Walks depart every night of the week from the Kings Arms pub, a historic 17th Century Inn known as “The Pub that Floods”.

Experience the mystery, legends and folklore from the past 2000 years, in the spots where some of York’s most horrible happenings actually took place!

Your guides are all local experts in Yorkshire’s haunted history, and will keep you suitably terrified with stories of York’s bloodcurdling past.

The York ghost walk is a favourite among celebrities too! Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss and the Mighty Boosh are just some of the latest guests to enjoy the walk.

Some of York’s strange and supernatural tales include:

  • The lamentable presence of Richard Duke of York, whose head was spiked upon the gateway of the City
  • The amorous caress of the Duke of Buckingham, which some visitors still report to have felt…..
  • Drink to the ghost of Guy Fawkes at his birthplace
  • Learn about the bloody massacre that took place at Clifford’s Tower
  • Hear one of Britain’s greatest ghost stories; the tale of the Roman Legion that passes through the cellar of the Treasurer’s House
  • Visit York’s most famous haunted inns; the Golden Fleece and Black Swan, where real paranormal investigations have taken place
  • Discover the story of York’s Viking poltergeists!
  • Find out more about the bloody duels and gruesome executions that took place in the city
Suitable for:
  • Infants
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Thrill Seekers
  • Explorers
  • Culture Vultures

York Ghost Walk – Key Info

Availability:

Daily at 8pm (Except December 24th & 25th)

Departure Location:

  • Your tour departs from the Kings Arms pub, Ouse Bridge, York
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Duration:

Approximately 1½ hours

Getting there:

  • By Public Transport: The Kings Arms is approx. 1 mile from York station
  • By Car: Take the A64 or A19 into York. Ouse Bridge is the central bridge over the river, and the Kings Arms is located on the river bank.
  • Paid parking is available

Accessibility:

This tour is suitable for wheelchair users

What to wear:

This tour is outdoors and at night, so please dress accordingly

Not Included:

  • Food and drink
  • Transport to the meeting point

The York Ghost Walk departs from the Kings Arms pub, Ouse Bridge, York

  • By Public Transport: The Kings Arms is approx. 1 mile from York station
  • By Car: Take the A64 or A19 into York. Ouse Bridge is the central bridge over the river, and the Kings Arms is located on the river bank.
  • Paid parking is available
York Ghost Walk is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to learn about York's dark history! A must do if you're in York during the evening. The tour guide is fun chap who loves the theatrics and its a great way to see the city at night.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to learn about York's dark history! A must do if you're in York during the evening. The tour guide is fun chap who loves the theatrics and its a great way to see the city at night.
Date published: 2015-11-11
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